What did The Listener look like?

A facsimile of the original pages of The Listener appears here — 53 Mb pdf_logo
[This pdf takes about 1 min. to download for a T3 connection]

These pages show how Lewis’s contributions were first presented, and the design methods of the time.

The quality of image reproduction can be compared with recent images shown in the main edition.

On the letters pages – and sometimes in articles adjacent to the facsimiles – it is possible to see the cultural and political preoccupations of the post-war years as The Listener presented them. This was the liberal consensus of the time, which will often appear conservative in today’s cultural climate. Lewis was on the ‘left’ of the cultural scene, just as he had been in his revolutionary years before the First World War.

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